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Freeloaders: Deal or No Deal

The week's best freebies, July 14-20

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With nearly half the summer behind us (don’t hate us for saying it), everyone is running around trying to figure out how to make the most of the time that’s left. Don’t be bummed out by the constant forecast of thunderstorms because we all know with this humidity there’s always a chance of inclement weather. Enjoy this week’s free activities rain or shine instead.

Monday While the actual recycled clothing and accessories do cost some money (usually between $4-$10), you can still go to King Dusko and browse all the goodies guilt-free at the urban gypsy trunk show.

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It’s your time to shine at the weekly open mic sessions in Park Circle at The Mill with Spoda and guests. 

Make your way down to Molly Darcy’s on East Bay and partake in some crazy karaoke fun. 

Tuesday John Shaffer of SHFR Waterfront Solutions will speak about climate change and how lessons learned in Europe can be adapted here in Charleston.

Enjoy tastings of house reds and whites compliments of Bocci’s on the third Tuesday of every month.

Jam out to some rock and soul on the deck for Back Porch Tuesday’s at The Pour House with Gaslight Street. 

Wednesday Feed your competitive streak with some team trivia downtown at either Kickin’ Chicken or Sticky Fingers

Support local singer/songwriter Chris Boone at The Sparrow with performances from his newest album Whiskey, Truth & Lies

Haven’t picked up your racket in a while? You’re not alone. Connect with locals of all levels looking for tennis partners to hit around with. 

Thursday The third Thursday of every month means downtown Summerville’s art walk with live music and entertainment. 

Don’t miss a classic at Cinebarre’s Throwback Thursday Film Fest. Caddyshack is this Thursday’s featured film.

SOL Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar is giving a whole new meaning to “Thirsty Thursday.” Shoot back samples of aged, 100 percent agave tequila from 5-8 p.m. then catch a cab home.

Friday Local author Brad Taylor is launching his new book Days of Rage at Fuel. 

Claudia Hartley and Megan Johnson’s Expressions will be on display at the Art Mecca on King. “Shop and stroll” while you enjoy complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. 

Put on your dancing shoes, grab a partner, and head out to the Shag Party at Zeus Grill & Seafood. There will be shag lessons in the evening followed by dancing all night.

Enjoy free wine tastings at Pence’s Liquor and Wine every Friday. Cheers to that.

Saturday Drop the kids off at the Sewee Visitor Center for a reading of Perky Pelican: A Tale of a Lively Bird. Don’t be surprised if they ask you for a pet pelican when you pick them up. 

Get your yoga fix and help others at Lululemon’s free 50-minute yoga class under the Wild Blue ropes course. Donations to Camp Happy Days, a foundation that helps children and teens with cancer, will be accepted and greatly appreciated after the class. 

Unlike many things in life, this party at Mynt is black and white. Dress up and get down with DJ Kevbo. 

Sunday Show off that summer tan you’ve been working tirelessly for at the Budweiser Bikini Bash

Cool off with a margarita and round out the week at Surf Bar Sunday Sessions for an evening of musical collaboration.

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